Brandon Grigsby started as a VISTA Leader in 2017. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL and a master’s degree in economics from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He previously served two terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Respond Now in his hometown of Chicago Heights, IL. During his service, Brandon helped Respond Now bring housing programs to underserved areas in Southern Cook and Northern Will Counties. He helped build the capacity of the agency to provide foreclosure prevention services in the south suburbs of Chicago. Brandon also focused on developing resources for the agency to provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals, as well as housing assistance for formerly incarcerated persons.